Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gallstones

What should you do if you have gallstones?  Gallstones are just that… stones that form in the gallbladder.  The gallbladder resides in the upper right side of our abdomen.   Did you know that 50-70% of patients with gallstones have … Continue reading

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Head lice

I know…it’s hard to NOT be disgusted if you  or your child gets head lice.  But, don’t overreact.  It’s benign.  It’s treatable. And, it’s nothing to feel dirty about. The head louse (the plural of louse is lice) is a … Continue reading

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Do your ears ring?

You are not alone. Up to 18% of people are affected by tinnitus (the fancy word for ringing in the ears).  Thankfully, only 0.5% report that this has a severe effect on their daily life. Tinnitus is the perception of … Continue reading

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Raynaud treatment

  Raynaud is a phenomenon that is characterized by fingers feeling numb/tingly and looking white. This is a fleeting response to cold or to wind.  It occurs when the blood vessels constrict due to environmental factors or it can also … Continue reading

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Yoga. Ohhhhmmmmm…

Can yoga reduce symptoms of depression and/or anxiety?  Yes! Multiple randomized controlled trials used various yoga interventions in diverse study populations.  It was found that yoga improves overall symptom scores of both depression and anxiety by 40%! How great!  No … Continue reading

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Teething medications to avoid…

Teething medication .  It sounds like a good idea. . . to make the mouth numb.  But, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the topical pain relievers are not effective because they wash out of the child’s … Continue reading

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